No. 11 Huntingdon shuts out Brevard in Game 3 of conference series

Heath Haskins had two doubles, three RBIs and a run in Sunday's 7-0 win over Brevard.
Heath Haskins had two doubles, three RBIs and a run in Sunday's 7-0 win over Brevard.

BREVARD, N.C. – Wallace Henry pitched nine scoreless innings and the 11th-ranked Huntingdon baseball team put together a season-high 18 hits in a 7-0 win over Brevard College on Sunday.

The Hawks scored all seven runs in the final two innings.

The win gave Huntingdon its third conference series win of the season. In the first two games of the Brevard series, the Hawks (16-3, 8-3 USA South) lost 2-1 and won 5-1.

Pitching and defense set the tone early for Huntingdon as Henry (3-1) turned in the Hawks' first complete game of the season. The junior struck out six, walked two and scattered five hits in the win, while forcing 11 ground outs and six fly outs. Henry faced just three batters in five innings and did not face more than five batters in any inning.

Tied 0-0 after seven innings, Huntingdon took the lead with three runs in the eighth inning. Heath Haskins doubled to drive in Chris Fisher for the first run and later scored on an error. A double by Garrett Breland brought in Wes Powell to make it a 3-0 game.

Huntingdon added four more runs in the top of the ninth. A two-run home run by Will Cosby made it 5-0 and a two-run double by Haskins closed the scoring.

Haskins finished the game with two hits, two doubles, three RBIs and a run and Cosby was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run. Andrew Knight was 4-for-6 and Fisher was 3-for-3 with two runs.

Powell had two hits, an RBI and a run and Colton Clark had two hits and a run. Breland drove in one run and Nick Swisher scored one run.

 

Records: Huntingdon (16-3, 8-3 USA South); Brevard (6-14, 1-10 USA South)

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon will host Birmingham-Southern on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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